QuickBooks Online (QBO) 1099 Contractors

Manage your 1099 Contactors

Send, track, and file 1099 forms for your independent contractors. Be prepared when it’s time to file with the IRS and stay compliant.

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1099 vs W-2

Sometimes the line between an independent contractor and an employee is fuzzy. It’s important to know the difference in order to comply with IRS tax rules.


Log completed work

When you pay a contractor for labor, you’ll need to track it on a 1099 to stay compliant. QuickBooks Online Plus and QuickBooks Online Advanced tracks every payment you make to contractors and then creates ready-to-send 1099 forms at tax time.


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Separate vendor expenses

If you pay a contractor or vendor for equipment rentals or supplies, QuickBooks can track those as a separate expense. Keeping payments to contractors separate from expenses makes it easy to issue and file accurate 1099 forms for the tax year.

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Prepare tax forms

We’ll walk you through how to map your contractor payments to the correct boxes on the 1099 tax form. Then, it’s easy to email or print-and-mail a copy to your contractors.

Conveniently e-file online

Automatically e-file through QuickBooks one-click file service starting at $14.99 for three forms.

Print and mail 1099 forms

Purchase official 1099 forms within QuickBooks and print them directly from your printer.